Enjoy our roundup of stories that piqued our interest this week.
This week we tackle the following:
- Steps Senior Citizens Can Take on Identity Theft - Complex passwords and credit freezes can help stop criminals from stealing personal information for financial gain.
- State of New York Claims Success with Law ID - New York Gov Andrew Cuomo turns to Intellicheck to prevent underage drinking.
- Sausalito City Council Takes Aim on Flavored Tobacco Juice - The council has voted to ban the sale of sweet tobacco in the seaside city, which critics say targets underage smokers.
- Man Arrested After Car Was Stolen Using Identity Theft - Auto dealerships need to be more diligent in the var buying process.
Senior citizens have the combination that identity thieves are looking for: wealth accumulation over a long life and lack of computer skills. New York Newsday presents two great tips for seniors to combat identity theft: A credit freeze and make online passswords more complex. This makes it more time consuming to capture your information so the odds are the criminals will move on to easier prey.
New York State DMV, looking to combat underage drinking, has turned to smartphone technology to help identify fake identification, according to a statement Friday by the office of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
Throughout the year, DMV investigators are present at concerts and bars across the state to check identifications and to prevent those under the age of 21 from purchasing alcohol. Known as the Operation Prevent Campaign, the DMV works with the state’s liquor authority, police, and park police as well as with local law police.
The Sausalito City Council is taking aim at the smoking of marijuana and flavored tobacco by youths.
The council has voted to ban the sale of sweet tobacco in the seaside city, which critics say targets underage smokers. It also approved new language for its “social host” law specifically targeting marijuana. Both changes received final approval last week.
Auto Dealerships were long assumed to be immune to fraud because of the significant financial requirements needed to purchase a car. Thieves are getting better and more sophisticated. KXRO News Radio reports on the theft of a car using a fraudulent ID and check.